We want to end distracted driving, and we urge you to join us. Phillip LaVallee was a beautiful 19-year-old man with unlimited potential. He was the best son, brother, friend, student, and teammate anyone could want. Twenty-two months ago, his life was prematurely ended when he was violently struck ...Read More
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Jennie Nelson, customer service manager at Elk River Municipal Utilities, has received the American Public Power Association’s Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award. The award was presented at the association’s national conference in Minneapolis. This award is a scholarship presented to future l...Read More
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The Elk River Public Library will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. All members of the community who have an interest in library services are invited to attend. The Elk River Public Library is a member of Great River Regional Library, which provides library services at 32 locati...Read More
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Minnesota has experienced a horrific parade of violence against children in recent years. Recently, we learned of the death of Sophia O’Neill, age 2, of Minneapolis, stomped to death allegedly by her mother’s boyfriend, age 17. The disappearance of Barway Collins, of Crystal, a few months ago ca...Read More
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Now through July 31, Elk River Chuck & Don’s  is running a campaign to support service dogs for veterans. Customers can purchase a paper balloon and 100 percent of donations will go toward Helping Paws and PetsLoyal2Vets. The organizations train service dogs to further the independence of vet...Read More
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A fireworks show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 4, in Elk River. The fireworks will be shot off from Elk River High School with Lion John Weicht Park at 1104 Lions Park Drive being a popular viewing spot. There will be fireworks only this year. There will not be an event at Lions Park. [...]...Read More
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The Bank of Elk River celebrated its 130th anniversary last week with weeklong activities including food, giveaways, drawings and two customer appreciation lunches held at the Zimmerman and Elk River Main Street branches. More than 450 customers stopped by for free lunches and to participate in acti...Read More
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